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Qualities of Effective Presentations


Qualities of Effective Presentations

During Work Time, you often prepare a presentation.


  • How do you organize your work to clearly communicate your thinking about a problem?
  • What kinds of visuals are helpful?
  • How can you make sure you explain your strategies and reasoning well?

Here are ideas about how to prepare clear presentations:

  • Understand your own work.
  • Use visuals and gestures to help others know what you are talking about.
  • Say fewer words and choose them carefully.
  • Include diagrams and graphs, when appropriate.
  • Speak clearly and slowly.
  • Stay calm. Remember to breathe.
  • Listen carefully to comments and questions.
  • Pause to think about your response before speaking.